IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things
15-18 April 2019 – Limerick, Ireland

Call for Vertical and Topical Area Proposals

The World Forum on Internet of Things 2019 (WF-IoT 2019) seeks submissions and proposals for the Vertical and Topical Area Track portion of the Forum Program. The Vertical and Topical Tracks are intended for a general but knowledgeable audience from industry, the public sector, the research community, and IoT end users. The focus of this portion of the program is on practical applications and uses of IoT, and experience from actual deployments.

Vertical and Topical Area Program Tracks
Vertical Tracks

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Maritime Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
Panels, Round Tables, Presentations, Demonstrations, and Suggestions of Speakers and Participants.
Topical Area Tracks

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications, Connectivity, and 5G Technologies
  • Cybersecurity, Data Security, and Privacy
  • Data and the Internet of Things
  • Green Technologies – Environment, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy
  • Sensors and Sensor Systems
Panels, Round Tables, Presentations, Demonstrations, and Suggestions for Speakers and Participants.

The majority of the presentations for the Vertical and Topical Tracks (V&T) are by chosen by invitation and address current issues important to IoT. In this call for submissions we are seeking the following items:

  • Suggestions for speakers to present in the Forum V&T Tracks on the subjects identified above.
  • Suggestions for assisting in organizing panels or round-tables on specific Track subtopics and in identifying panel participants.
  • Ideas for demonstrations and proposals for their organization and execution.
  • Suggestions for other formats that will help the V&T Tracks be more interactive and meaningful to the audience.
  • Submission of papers to accompany presentations for the V&T Tracks. These will be fully peer reviewed as indicated in the instructions below. The choice of presenters will be made by the individual V&T Track Chairs – and based on relevance to the individual Tracks. Selection of a presenter does not guarantee the acceptance of papers for publication.

The Vertical Tracks address IoT deployments and adoption in specific Industries and/or well-defined Application areas. The Verticals have been specifically chosen because of their importance to Ireland, to the larger European region, and their relevance to IoT in a global setting. The program brings together local and global experts on IoT in a highly interactive environment that includes presentations, panels, round table discussions, and working group sessions. Each of the Tracks may consist of a one-day (three, two-hour sessions) or a two-day (six, two-hour sessions) program.

The Topical Area Tracks address subjects important to IoT that may cover a wide range of issues including: policy and regulation, standards, aspects of IoT infrastructure, methods and techniques for IoT, and underlying cross cutting technologies. The Topical Areas have been specifically chosen because of their importance to IoT, as well as interest from the Forum’s host country. The Topical Area Tracks will explore the subjects identified above in depth, again focusing on practical issues related to adoption and experience in deployment. The program brings together local and global experts on IoT, as well as experienced end-users, in a highly interactive environment that includes presentations, panels, round table discussions, and working group sessions. Each of the Tracks may consist of a one-day (three, two-hour sessions) or a two-day (six, two-hour sessions) program.

Submission Instructions

Submissions for Vertical and Topical Area Tracks include:

  • Suggestions for Speakers
  • Suggestions for Panels and Round Tables
  • Ideas for Demonstrations
  • Ideas for Alternate Formats

How to Submit

Each idea for proposals must include the following and should be a maximum of no more than five pages:

  • Designation of Vertical or Topical Area that the Submission Addresses
  • A summary of the suggestion or idea. If you are suggesting a panel, a round-table, or an alternate format session – each of these should be no longer than 2 Hours (120 minutes) in length. If it can be accommodated as part of one of a Track’s two-hour Session please indicate the duration.
  • Names, main contact, and a short bios (200 words) of the organizers, a brief description of the session including a short abstract, scope and timeliness.
  • A description of the planned program for the panel, round-table, demonstration, or alternate format session.
  • Brief description of publicity plan for the session, the likely audience, and why the audience would be interested.
  • Any other relevant information

Proposals for the Vertical Tracks must be marked and submitted electronically via EDAS.

Proposals for the Topical Area Tracks must be marked and submitted electronically via EDAS.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Due Date:  30 September 2018

Proposal Acceptance Notification: 1 November 2018

Contacts

Adam Drobot, OpenTechWorks, USA

Elfed Lewis, University of Limerick, Ireland

Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg